Update - Police incident - Tithebarn Street / Old Hall Street

Merseyside Police is dealing with a security alert at a business premises in Silkhouse Court, Tithebarn Street, Liverpool. Officers were called to the scene at about 10.30am today following reports of a man acting suspiciously and claiming to be in possession of a suspect package.

The fire alarm was activated by staff, who evacuated themselves. All employees have since been fully accounted for. The man is still inside the building and negotiators are seeking direct contact with him, in order to safely resolve the situation.

No one is injured and a cordon has been put in place as a safety precaution.

There are a number of road closures in place, they are Tithebarn Street, Old Hall Street at the junction with Union Street. Police are advising motorists to avoid the area. There is also disruption at Chapel Street, George Street and Exchange Street at the junction of Dale Street.